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Community Notices 21st May 2019

Celebrity Cookery Demonstration Tickets are now on sale for the Summer Lights Festival Celebrity Cookery Demonstration which will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Friday 31st May from 7pm. Some of the finest chefs in the country will give food and cooking demonstrations. The lineup of award winning chefs includes: Anthony Armstrong – Culinary Director, Taste of…   ~~~~~~~~  

Keys Found

Two sets of keys have been handed in to Diver’s recently. One is keys for a Volkswagen and the other set is for a flat and has “flat”  written on the card attached. The owners can collect them at Diver’s Newsagent.     ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 14th May 2019

Summer Lights Festival The Summer Lights Festival takes place in Ardara on the June Bank Holiday weekend. Some of this year’s highlights include:   Celebrity Cookery Demonstration Tickets will be on sale this weekend for the Summer Lights Festival Celebrity Cookery Demonstration which will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Friday 31st May…   ~~~~~~~~  

Friday Updates

Red Squirrels West of Ardara Biodiversity Week at Sheskinmore Nature Reserve. Talk and guided walk with Michael Stinson, Ulster Wildlife. Saturday 25th May 2019 at 12.00 Midday. McGlinchey’s Centre, Sandfield, Ardara. Turn off at L7743. Further information: Emer Magee, NPWS,, 087-6468439. No booking required but spaces are limited.   Flotto Draw – 6th May…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 7th May 2019

Cup of Tae Festival a Huge Success One of the most outstanding festivals of all time was experienced in Ardara this weekend, with musicians from all parts of the world descending on Ardara from Thursday onwards for the Cup of Tae Festival. Bríd Harper was special guest this year and was truly outstanding. Canadian musicians…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 30th April 2019

”Cup of Tae” Festival The “Cup of Tae” Festival takes place this bank holiday weekend and looks set to be a huge weekend with a great influx of tourists expected. There will be a variety of music, sessions, concerts etc. on offer over the weekend, and there will be free Irish music in all the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Friday Updates

Tidy Towns Ardara has once again entered the Tidy Towns competition and we need a great effort from everyone in helping make our town look good. It would be so important if owners of property in the town painted the outside of their premises. It would be very much appreciated and would make a huge…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 23rd April 2019

Ardara GAA 10 Week Draw The Ardara GAA Club are organising a 10 week club development draw with €25,000 in prize money with tickets being sold for €100. This is for future facilities at the club. There will be 10 draws with weekly prizes of €1000, €500, €400, €300, €200 and €100. There will be…   ~~~~~~~~  

Doon Fort Update Talk, 23 April, 2019

Join us this evening Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm at the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney, for an update and presentation on the research carried out so far on Doon Fort. Archaeologist Paula Harvey will present the findings of the archaeological survey work carried out as part of the Adopt a Monument scheme, discuss conservation and bring…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 16th April 2019

Ardara Cleanup Day Saturday 20th April There will be a Parish Cleanup from today Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th April in Ardara with the Big Cleanup Day on Saturday. Please come out and collect litter in your area. If everyone did a mile around their area, it would be great. Gloves and bags will be available from…   ~~~~~~~~  

Advertising with

If you would like to advertise with us for the upcoming year, from 1st of May 2019 until April 30th 2020, you can contact Brian on 087.7474775.  At a cost of €50, all adverts contain A story or background of your business. Custom layout. Information of contact details, business hours. Directions to the business. Gallery…   ~~~~~~~~  

Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture

Donegal Historical Society Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture Topic Ardara, Glenties and Downstrands in the Irish Literary Imagination, 1900-2000 Speaker Professor Frank Shovlin Head of Department, Institute of Irish Studies in the University of Liverpool The Heritage Centre, Ardara Saturday April 13th at 8.30pm ALL WELCOME   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 9th April 2019

Huge Crowds at Pat Shovelin All Star Weekend The two day event in Ardara last weekend was a massive occasion with huge crowds turning out on both days; on Saturday for the game and on Sunday for the Tractor Run. We want to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this a massive…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Cleanup Week

The Ardara Community Cleanup Week runs from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th April We ask everyone to give one hour to collecting litter in their area during the Cleanup Week. While the main litter collection starts at 11am at the community centre on Saturday April 20th, people can do their collection anytime from Tuesday April…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 2nd April 2019

Cup of Tae Festival Brochures Out Now Brochures for the Cup of Tae Traditional Music Festival, which takes place Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May, are now available in local shops and businesses. This year the Festival honours Brid Harper – one of the most acclaimed fiddlers in Ireland, and the Festival promises to be the biggest and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Green Light for Plans to move Owenea Standing Stone to Town Car Park

Mock-up of the standing stone at its new location Owenea Standing Stone to be Moved Following a long and difficult campaign by the Ardara Town Improvement Committee, preliminary permission has been granted to move the Owenea Standing Stone from its current position beside the Owenea Bridge, where it has stood for over 3000 years, to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 26th March 2019

New Distillery The proposers of the Distillery at the Show Field will hold an information evening in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Tuesday 2nd April between 5.00pm and 9.00pm. The Plans for the development will be on display and members of the distillery team will be on hand to advise the public. Everyone is welcome.…   ~~~~~~~~  

GAP Adventures Business Opportunity

Dolmen Centre, Tuesday, April 9th @ 8pm The Narin Portnoo Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Society Ltd (Dolmen Centre) have produced a Business Plan for an Adventure Guiding Business in the GAP area. The Co-Operative would like to share this with suitably interested individuals with a view to establishing a business in the area. There will be…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 19th March 2019

Wonderful St. Patrick’s Parade Congratulations and thank you to Councillor Terence Slowey for being the Grand Marshall this year. A very deserving choice as Terence represented Ardara with distinction over the past 18 years on Donegal County Council. Thanks to all the wonderful bands and great Floats who entered this year! 1st Place Float It…   ~~~~~~~~  

Walking Festival Registration This Evening

Registration for the various walks takes place in the Heritage Centre this evening Friday 15th March from 6pm – 9pm Visit the Walking Festival page for details of this year’s walks. Stay up to date with the latest Walking Festival news on their Facebook page. Anyone who can’t attend registration should contact the organisers to make alternative arrangements: Contact…   ~~~~~~~~